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Heyn-Clara_small - still image

After her family moved from Vienna to Israel in 1938, Clara Heyn was inspired by a lecture by the philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz to study biology, specializing in botany. She became a popular professor, author of a classic work in her field, and director of the Hebrew University’s Herbarium.

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